Let’s Rally For Draft Day 2016!

Mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Draft Day on Sunday September 11, 2016. We’ll kick off the program year at Wasatch by having the various committees, groups, ministries, projects, etc. gather that morning to share information about what they do and who is involved, as well as invite new folks to join them. Last year, it was a wonderful celebration of the many things going on around Wasatch and this year will be no different. Draft Day will be held in Fellowship Hall after both the 9am and 11:15am worship services, so plan on dropping by after worship. We promise you’ll learn something new about Wasatch, as well as hopefully meet a new face or two. And, of course, there will be treats and coffee. So mark your calendar for September 11 and come enjoy the opportunity to celebrate, and get involved in, all that goes on around Wasatch. For those concerned about the crowded nature of the event last year, take heart that the Draft Day Committee is working hard to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable layout for the event this year. If you have any questions, contact the Draft Day Committee Chair - Tracy White, 231.631.0863, whitedesigns@comcast.net.

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When my daughter was about 4, she and I drove out to Hillsboro, just west of Portland, Ore., to look at what has come to be called "Old Scots Church." That church has something rare in the western United States, a graveyard surrounding the building. Like the church, it goes back some 150 years, and is full of pioneer settlers to the Willamette Valley.

I love to look at graveyards and read the markers, imagining the lives of those great souls who lived so many decades before Facebook and got along fine without it. My daughter, not yet a reader, made a children's game out of the visit. She jumped from one marker to another without walking on the grass, trying to see how far she might hop on stone alone.

In Salt Lake City, A Boy Scout Troop That Welcomes Gay Parents

David Greene, Host:

You might remember the Boy Scouts of America recently made headlines. They ended a ban on gays and lesbians serving as adult volunteers. There was a lot of resistance to this move, led by the Mormon church. This morning, what life is like in one Boy Scout troop in Salt Lake City that defied the ban when it was in place. Here's Terry Gildea from member station KUER.

Terry Gildea, Byline:

Every Tuesday night, members of Troop 38 meet at Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City. Scouts and leaders begin by reciting the scout oath.

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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Wasatch's own Mitchell Cox in article feature on the Salt Lake Tribune website:

Few fraternities are known for helping prevent sexual assault.

A University of Utah chapter is hoping to buck the trend, and it just won $3,200 to dedicate to the effort.

Beta Theta Pi recently received the grant to put toward its campaign against rape on campus and in Salt Lake City.

"Unfortunately, it is an issue that happens on our campus." said Mitchell Cox, president of the University of Utah chapter and a psychology major graduating in December. "Men have to be the ones to step up and stop it."

Tiffany Thorne, the director of SlutWalk SLC, agrees